Interview with Outgoing DSPN Chair, Marjorie Wang, MD, MPH
NeuroPoint Alliance Quality Outcomes Database Update
Interview with Meritorious Award Recipient for Spine, Paul McCormick, MD, MPH
What’s Up at the RUC
Nerve Transfers for Shoulder Stability/Function and Elbow Flexion
Updates for DSPN Members
In this issue, we present interviews with our outgoing Chair, Marjorie Wang, and Paul McCormick, the Meritorious Award recipient for Spine at the recent Spine Summit Meeting in Orlando. Also, Bob Harbaugh, Tony Asher and Mo Bydon provide an update on the status of the Quality Outcomes Database. In our Peripheral Nerve learning corner, TJ Wilson and Zack Ray describe nerve transfers for disabling injuries of the upper trunk of the brachial plexus. Finally, John Ratliff elucidates key changes in CPT coding for 2018.
Dr. Wang: My favorite part about being Chair was working with the fantastic team that is the Executive Committee. The committee chairs and members have a vast reper- toire of skills and expertise that they generously share. They volunteer their time and skills because they believe in the difference we can make through the DSPN in influencing the direction of health care. I also had the opportunity to work with Juan Uribe and Dan Hoh, who created, organized, and delivered the amazing scien- tific program for the 2018 annual meeting.
Dr. Wang: There were four major challenges and areas of intense activity and accom- plishment this year. Many of these activities are continuing on into 2019 as well.
These were: public relations, rapid response, membership engage- ment, and strategic planning: